The local delegation participating in this year’s Special Olympics in Los Angeles has claimed a total of 87 medals, including 35 gold, 24 silver and 28 bronze medals.
Macau’s athletes excelled in bocce, tennis, bowling, badminton, racing, aquatics, and running, among other sports. A delegation won 40 medals four years ago at the Special Olympics held in Athens.
The Special Olympics World Games takes place every two years, alternating between summer and winter games. It is an international competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The first international Special Olympics World Summer Games was held in 1968 in Chicago, USA. (macaunews/MDT)